Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Transmission Identification


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 integradude19

integradude19

    Hall Monitor

  • New Members
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Location:Stockton, CA
  • Cars:1979 Datsun 620. 1988 Toyota Supra

Posted 02 January 2010 - 05:45 PM

I got a parts datsun(d21) and this transmission was in the back. It says 200sx 5sp in yellow marker on the top like its from a Pick N Pull but I wanted to know if this is for sure. Is there any measurements I can take or numbers I can find to help? Here are pictures. Thank you. Alex.

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

#2 datzenmike

datzenmike

    KING RAT

  • User Administrator
  • 42,437 posts
  • Location:Vancouver Island
  • Cars:'78 620, '74 710 sedan, '76 710 goon

Posted 02 January 2010 - 05:57 PM

That is an FS5W63A with an L series bolt pattern consistent with the dogleg from the standard manual transmission '77-'79 200sx. If you look inside behind the clutch arm the cover plate will have 7 bolts holding it on. FS5W71 'B' and 'C' type have 5 bolts. If it says 200sx there's no reason to think otherwise.

The dogleg (above) was an optional 5 spd in the '79 ('79 and '80 Canadian) A-10 (later 510) with an L series motor.

#3 integradude19

integradude19

    Hall Monitor

  • New Members
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Location:Stockton, CA
  • Cars:1979 Datsun 620. 1988 Toyota Supra

Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:02 PM

Awesome. Thanks Mike. So now my next question...

I have a 79 620 single cab long bed with an L20B w/ 4 speed manual. Will this trans bolt up to it?

#4 datzenmike

datzenmike

    KING RAT

  • User Administrator
  • 42,437 posts
  • Location:Vancouver Island
  • Cars:'78 620, '74 710 sedan, '76 710 goon

Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:14 PM

Yes, it will bolt up, actually to any L series motor, even the 280zx but it's length is too short by almost 6" for the 620 truck you have. Sorry.

#5 integradude19

integradude19

    Hall Monitor

  • New Members
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Location:Stockton, CA
  • Cars:1979 Datsun 620. 1988 Toyota Supra

Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:17 PM

So to put it in my truck I'd need to cut a new shifter hole and get a longer driveshaft or have mine extended? Or would the sifter be fine just need the longer shaft?

#6 ggzilla

ggzilla

    Road Warrior

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,607 posts
  • Location:Maui, HI USA
  • Cars:no cars

Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:23 PM

Yes, the shifter will be in the wrong place by about 2" and the driveshaft will be too short.
Better to trade it for a 720 transmission.
Here today gone tomorrow

#7 integradude19

integradude19

    Hall Monitor

  • New Members
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Location:Stockton, CA
  • Cars:1979 Datsun 620. 1988 Toyota Supra

Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:27 PM

I don't mind moving the shifter hole a bit if its only two inches off. But getting a longer driveshaft sounds like it could be tough. Is there a longer shaft available from another car or truck or am I stuck getting mine extended?

#8 ggzilla

ggzilla

    Road Warrior

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,607 posts
  • Location:Maui, HI USA
  • Cars:no cars

Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:57 PM

Drivelines NW can lengthen your's for only $250.
Here today gone tomorrow

#9 integradude19

integradude19

    Hall Monitor

  • New Members
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Location:Stockton, CA
  • Cars:1979 Datsun 620. 1988 Toyota Supra

Posted 02 January 2010 - 08:01 PM

Thanks for the info. I'll give them a call monday. I'm gonna try and keep it local though. Shipping a hole driveshaft can't be cheap.

#10 datzenmike

datzenmike

    KING RAT

  • User Administrator
  • 42,437 posts
  • Location:Vancouver Island
  • Cars:'78 620, '74 710 sedan, '76 710 goon

Posted 02 January 2010 - 08:22 PM

Yes, the shifter will be in the wrong place by about 2" and the driveshaft will be too short.
Better to trade it for a 720 transmission.


If you want a 5 speed that will fit without modifying the shifter hole, rear transmission mount or driveshaft, get a 5 speed from the following:

'77-'79 620
'80 720 2wd only, must be 31.5" long.
'77-'78 280z or '79-'83 280zx (non turbo) the zx 5spds have a very high 5th over drive gear. 0.745, 0.773
'79-'84 Maxima (gas or diesel)
All of the above are the correct length, bolt pattern and besides coming in a variety of different ratios are a stronger transmission than the dogleg. Gotta be cheaper than a driveshaft

#11 integradude19

integradude19

    Hall Monitor

  • New Members
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Location:Stockton, CA
  • Cars:1979 Datsun 620. 1988 Toyota Supra

Posted 02 January 2010 - 08:30 PM

Thank you for the information. Ill write those down and start looking around. Any idea which would be best for highway driving? I commute alot so lower rpms is my main goal.

#12 datzenmike

datzenmike

    KING RAT

  • User Administrator
  • 42,437 posts
  • Location:Vancouver Island
  • Cars:'78 620, '74 710 sedan, '76 710 goon

Posted 02 January 2010 - 08:56 PM

Hands down I would say the 280zx 5 speed from '80-83 280zx as they came with highest over drive ratio, 0.773 ('80) and 0.745 ('81-'83)

I would caution you here... the majority of 620s used a 4.375 rear end ratio but the '79 truck with standard transmission came with a 4.11 rear end. Pairing it with a zx tranny may be a bit too high a set up, if carrying loads or if you live in hilly or mountainous areas. Just saying....

#13 integradude19

integradude19

    Hall Monitor

  • New Members
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Location:Stockton, CA
  • Cars:1979 Datsun 620. 1988 Toyota Supra

Posted 02 January 2010 - 09:49 PM

Okay Ill try and find one of those preferably. Thanks for the heads up on being to low. Ill keep that in mind. I probably won't ever be hauling loads and if I am it wont be much weight. But I live in Reno so there are numerous hills and grades but I really don't mind downshifting and taking it slow up them.

#14 Hurley

Hurley

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 331 posts
  • Location:Sonora CA
  • Cars:My first car was a 72 510 when i was 15. Now I drive a Subaru Impreza RS as a commuter car.

Posted 21 January 2010 - 05:16 PM

Are you interested in selling the short 5 speed? What's your location?